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If you're looking for a more robust approach to project management--one that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly--then this is the perfect resource. It not only guides you through the traditional methods, but also covers the adaptive and extreme approaches as well. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of each one and know exactly when and how to use them.
You'll also be introduced to the Adaptive Project Framework, which arms you with a new project management methodology. And with the help of two new case studies, you'll be able to put these ideas into practice and experience some of the contemporary nuances of projects.
This definitive guide to project management shows you how to:
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
Part I: Traditional Project Management.
Chapter 1: What Is a Project?
Chapter 2: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme: A Dynamic Project Management Landscape.
Chapter 3: Defining the Project.
Chapter 4: Building the Work Breakdown Structure.
Chapter 5: Estimating Duration, Resource Requirements, and Cost.
Chapter 6: Constructing and Analyzing the Project Network Diagram.
Chapter 7: Finalizing the Schedule and Cost Based on Resource Availability.
Chapter 8: The Need to Plan: Conducting the Joint Project Planning Session.
Chapter 9: Building and Managing an Effective Project Team.
Chapter 10: Monitoring and Reporting Project Progress.
Chapter 11: Closing Out the Project.
Chapter 12: Critical Chain Project Management.
Part II: Adaptive Project Framework.
Chapter 13: Introduction to the Adaptive Project Framework.
Chapter 14: Version Scope.
Chapter 15: Cycle Plan.
Chapter 16: Cycle Build.
Chapter 17: Client Checkpoint.
Chapter 18: Post-Version Review.
Chapter 19: Extreme Project Management and Other Variations to APF.
Part III: Organizational Considerations.
Chapter 20: Project Portfolio Management.
Chapter 21: Project Support Office.
Epilogue: Putting It All Together Finally.
Appendix A: What’s on the Web Site?
Appendix B: Bibliography.
Posted December 5, 2007
This is a very concise book on project management and adapts to different situations. As it includes PMBOK references to help those studing for their PMP, it also provides practical application using the tried and true as well as newer methods of project management. I have been managing projects for over 10 years and still learn something each time I reference this book. When working on projects, I am opening to a section that pertains to the topic/project I am working on and find something that works well. After borrowing this book from the library for the past couple of months, I decided I needed to add to my own personal library. It is a keeper.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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